Barolo DOCG Serra - 2012

Barolo DOCG Serra – 2012

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Barolo DOCG Serra - 2012

Grapes / Soils

Nebbiolo Planted 1984, 1996, 2003 Limestone 1 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Vineyard name / Locality: La Serra / Serralunga d’Alba
  • Years planted: 1984, 1996, 2003
Harvest Notes
  • Grape-Harvest: Harvested by hand
  • Fermentation: Vinification in cement tanks with ambient yeasts. Fermentation over 30 – 35 days with Remontages, Delestages, and daily punching-down of the cap
  • Training: Guyot
  • Aging: Elevage happens in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks for 36 months
  • Bottling: The wine is bottled without filtration
  • Production: 4800 bottles
  • First year of production: 2004
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color: Garnet-red , concentrated and bright
  • Bouquet: Violet and rose overtones, with black fruit characteristics and hints of coffee and liquorice
  • Taste: Black cherry, plum and dark fruit flavors, coffee, liquorice and earthy, leathery overtones. More powerful than the Cerretta, showing more dense tannins and a typically precise, long Serralunga finish
  • Pairings: Stracotto piemontese
Wine Summary
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1984, 1996, 2003.
  • Grown on soils of limestone.
  • Fermented in cement tanks, using ambient yeasts.
  • Aged in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks.
  • Aged for 36 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Denomination: Barolo D.O.C.G. La Serra
  • Wine Area: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol
  • Total Acidity: 6.30%
  • Sugar: 0
  • pH: 3.6
  • Maximum Serving Temperature: 16°-17° C

Reviews

94 Points

A mix of floral, red berry, eucalyptus and tobacco flavors highlights this elegant, intense red. Balanced and firm, with a long aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Best from 2019 through 2035.—B.S.

Wine Spectator, December, 2016